Monday, May 2, 2011

Birthers Continue to Waste the Court's Time

This is getting out of hand now. Nutjobs Gary Kreep and Orly Taitz appeared before a three-judge federal Appeals Court panel in Pasadena, California this morning to argue that Barack Obama can't be president of the United States because, according to them, his long-form birth certificate is fraudulent and that he used an illegally obtained Social Security number and provided misleading information to the Selective Service System that oversees military draft issues.
Kreep has said he and Taitz are unfazed by the president’s release of his Hawaiian birth certificate last week. Kreep and Taitz have lost several legal efforts to disqualify the president from holding that office, and have faced sanctions for abusing the federal court system. “The only recourse for the people is the courts,” Kreep, who is based in Ramona, told the panel. “Nobody has been willing to take on Mr. Obama. Taitz, of Rancho Santa Margarita, added, “Mr. Obama, the evidence shows, committed a fraud.” Assistant U.S. Attorney David DeJute insisted that the courts were not the proper venue to challenge the president, saying only Congress can do so through the impeachment process. The panel heard about an hour of arguments, then took the matter under submission. Taitz has already been sanctioned by a federal judge in Georgia for misusing the court system to press the issue, but has three separate court actions pending to challenge President’s Obama’s qualifications to serve the nation. She told City News Service last week that she questions the birth certificate’s authenticity because it lists the president’s father’s race as African, instead of negro. Kreep and Taitz also will challenge the president’s citizenship because they believe he was adopted by a foster father while living in Indonesia as a child, according to the United States Justice Foundation, of which Kreep is the foundation’s executive director.
The idea of a black man being president of the United States is literally making these people crazy. Sidebar: The birthers' case was dismissed two years ago by a federal district court judge on the jurisdictional issue before it could come to trial. The three federal judges who heard the duo's arguments this morning aren't expected to issue a ruling for weeks or months.
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